Author Pat Edwards first wrote about the history of her community of Lorane, Oregon in 1987. That original history was written with co-authors Nancy O'Hearn and Marna Hing to help celebrate the community's centennial. In 2006, Pat wrote a major revision of the book called From Sawdust and Cider to Wine.
In October 2014, Pat published, as co-author with Jo-Brew, a major work on the history of U.S. Highway 99 through Oregon, called OREGON'S MAIN STREET: U.S. Highway 99 "The Folk History." An earlier book under Jo-Brew's name called OREGON'S MAIN STREET: U.S. Highway 99 "The Stories" was published in November 2013. Pat served as editor, publisher and collaborator with Jo on that one. Together, the two books total 900-pages and over 600 photographs.
Pat and her husband, Jim Edwards, own the Lorane Family Store and Pat spent 15 years as Administrative Coordinator for the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon through the late 1980s and 1990s, retiring in 2004.
Since then, Pat has taken on the role of Managing Editor for the literary quarterly, Groundwaters, which is distributed throughout all of Lane County, Oregon. The magazine is now in its 11th year of publication. Pat also is the community correspondent for two small Lane County weeklies, the Fern Ridge Review in Veneta, Oregon and the Creswell Chronicle of Creswell, Oregon.
Her work with Groundwaters has led her into the field of editing and publishing the works of others. It's how she and Jo-Brew met. Among her published authors that she has represented besides Jo-Brew, is Joe Blakely, Michael J Barker, Delila Mayer, and Jessie Schlaser.
"I'm blessed with a large, loving family. Jim and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in 2014 and our family and home are our highest priorities."